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NFL Hands Down Punishments for Steelers vs. Browns Fight

The NFL has come down with punishments for the fight between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, which happened on Thursday night. NFL Senior Vice President of Football and International Communications Michael Signora tweeted out the statement from the league.

Myles Garrett, the star defensive end for the Browns, is suspended indefinitely without pay. This suspension will extend at least through the regular season and postseason. Garrett received the heftiest suspension after ripping off Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him in the head with it.

Larry Ogunjobi, a defensive lineman for the Browns, is getting suspended for one game for his part. He hit Rudolph from behind when he wasn’t looking.

Maurkice Pouncey, the Pittsburgh center, is suspended for three games after punching and kicking Garrett when he was on the ground, following the helmet swing.

Both the Browns and Steelers will be fined $250,000. More player discipline is coming, notably for the players who left the bench area to join the brawl. Rudolph was not disciplined yet for trying to take off Garrett’s helmet and kicking him in the groin area when he was down. He could be in the next round of discipline once the NFL can review the events more thoroughly.

Players will have up to three business days to appeal their suspensions. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Ogunjobi will appeal his suspension.

For a clip of the fight, click here.

 

 

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